Do you have a favorite Bible verse you turn to on down days?
Do you have a favorite Bible verse (or verses) that you turn to on those days when you're in the dumps and need a little bit of encouragement?
Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God".
I turn to the book of Psalms. Sometimes a flip through the pages. I will always find the words that I need to hear without even looking for them.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21 (ESV)
I want my life to be a dedication to Christ to point of death. And when I die I will worship God forever in heaven.
According to your faith, be it unto you. That statement empowers you. If you have faith, you can be, do and have whatsoever you want. If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes. And all things, whatsoever you desire in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. (Proverbs 21:16)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thune own understanding
Yes, Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." That is such a reassurance to me on days when I feel frustrated or discouraged.
I like "Romans" when Paul says (paraphrasing him) "we do what we shouldn't do..." because, it makes me glad we have Him to fall back on. We'd be nothing without God....
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? (NIV)
Philippians 3:12-14, "Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
These verses remind me of the struggle I deal with on a daily basis and the grace that God shows me. It helps me to remember that I don't have it all together -- and that's okay. If Paul didn't, I surely don't either:-)
It reminds me to press on towards the goal that is in Christ Jesus no matter what (or who) comes against me.
Little children, let no man deceive you, he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Esther 4:14 You were born for such a time as this. Very encouraging when things are not going quite how we think they should.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 and
And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You. Psalm 39: 7
I particularly love John 10:27-28
"My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."
I always hold fast to the promise that Jesus Christ is holding us in His arms throughout all of life and will never let us go.
The 23rd Psalm.. The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want.. he maketh me to lie down in green pastures... he leadeth me beside the still waters, he restoreth my soul.. he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.. thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.. thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointeth my head with oil.. my cup runneth over.. surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.. Amen..
I have a few in addition to most of the ones already listed here, All things work together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28, and, I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. That was David in the Psalms, I think. And then my life chapter, Isaiah 54. I have written several hubs on this passage and have at least two more to go. Blessings everyone. This is a great list of encouraging scriptures. Great question, ElleBee!
John 11:35 Jesus Wept. And John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Sometimes I just led God lead me to the right verse.
But I gain inspiration from lots of them.
Genesis 1:26 -- that God created man in His own image and likeness, but God is not Homo sapiens.
Genesis 6:3 -- that God shall not always strive with man, for he is "also" flesh. And that "also" means that man is something else than flesh.
John 10:34 -- where Jesus reminds those who would stone him what it says in their own writings (OT), ye are gods.
Each of these tells me that I am not merely flesh, but a child of God. I know this does not include my body or my ego. And I can sense that ego may well be the self that must die before we can gain everlasting life -- reawakening the true self to see without the physical instrumentalities of the bodies we wear.
Yes proverbs 31 10-31 The Wife of Noble Character. I also try to live by it and much as i can.
I Corinthians 13 literal translation
If with the tongues of men I speak,
and of angels,
Love I do not have,
I have become a gong resounding or cymbal clanging.
And if I have the gift of prophecy,
and know mysteries all,
and all knowledge,
and even if I have all faith that mountains move,
Love I do not have, nothing I am.
And even if I shared all food I have,
and even if I surrender the body so I may be burned
Love I do not have, no one I bring advantage.
Love is generous, virtuous,
Love does not envy,
Love does not boast, not proud is.
Not rude, not seeking itself,
not become embittered, not keeps records of wrongs.
Not she delights in evil, she delights in truth
All she protects, all she trusts, all she hopes, all she perseveres.
Love never she fails. Be it prophecies, they will cease,
Be it tongues, they will be stilled, be it knowledge it will cease.
Only imperfectly we know and imperfectly we prophesy
When comes perfection, the imperfect will cease.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I have laid down the things of a child.
We see now through a mirror in riddles, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in
part, then I shall know fully, and be known fully.
So remain, Faith, Hope and Love, these three. But the greatest of these is Love.
". . . pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances . . . "
2 Thessalonians 5:17,18 (RSV)
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